- a vertical rank or row.
- an arrangement of members, as leaves, at different heights on an axis so that their median planes coincide.
Origin of orthostichy
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- an imaginary vertical line that connects a row of leaves on a stem
- an arrangement of leaves so connected
Word Origin for orthostichy
C19: from ortho- + Greek stikhos line
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